Undoubtedly one of the most recognized faces in the Philippine (and global) cosplaying scene is Jin Joson. With almost 9.5 million page views on her DeviantArt profile where all of her cosplay photos and journals are kept, along with thousands of followers on Facebook, Jin's passion for anime, manga and all things Japanese are undeniable.
But despite her, surely, busy schedule..
we were able to talk to Jin and get to know our fellow JapanLover!
Time for Introductions! Let's Meet Jin Joson.
Hi, I'm Jin! That's my real name, and you're welcome to call me by it. I'm not one for formalities!
I'm an all-around visual artist. I wish I had a better name for it! My work projects include digital illustration, photography, graphic design, installation layouts and even traditional canvas painting.
I really enjoy food! I dislike waiting for food to be served. Hahaha!
Jin's JapanLover Origin Story
I think my first brush with traditional Japanese culture was in elementary. My teacher randomly picked me to represent Japan for United Nations Day. I learned about kimono and some dances. Apart from that, I think it really started with how I grew up watching anime!
From a young age, I was already very much into anime, and that led to me being exposed to other forms of visual art from Japan. My art is largely influenced by ukiyo-e, and I also greatly admire the works of Yoshitaka Amano and Takato Yamamoto.